Important Bird Areas in the Caribbean: Key Sites for Conservation

Series: BirdLife Conservation Series Volume: 15

Edited By: David C Wege and Veronica Anadon-Irizarry

348 pages, colour photos, illustrations, distribution maps, tables

BirdLife International

Paperback | Oct 2008 | #177568 | ISBN-13: 9780946888658
Availability: In stock
NHBS Price: £22.99 $36/€29 approx

The aim of this publication is simple - in a rational, scientifically robust way, it puts the spotlight on a Caribbean network of Internationally important biodiversity sites - "Important Bird Areas" (IBAs). In a region that is exceptionally rich in endemic birds, seabirds, waterbirds, and species already at risk of extinction, IBAs are an objective expression of which places in the Caribbean are the most important for these birds and why. By highlighting the significance of IBAs, the goal is to secure their long-term conservation - to ensure that these remnants of paradise are not lost.

The Important Bird Area program in the Caribbean started in early 2001. Inventories were compiled for the following countries and territories, and are presented in this IBA:

Anguilla
Antigua and Barbuda
Aruba
Bahamas
Barbados
Bermuda
Bonaire
British Virgin Islands
Cayman Islands
Cuba
Curacao
Dominica
Dominican Republic
Grenada
Guadeloupe
Haiti
Jamaica
Martinique
Montserrat
Navassa
Puerto Rico
Saba
St Barthelemy
St Eustatius
St Kitts and Nevis
St Lucia
St Maarten
St Martin
St Vincent and the Grenadines
Trinidad and Tobago
Turks and Caicos Islands
US Virgin Islands The aim of this publication is simple - in a rational, scientifically robust way, it puts the spotlight on a Caribbean network of Internationally important biodiversity sites - "Important Bird Areas" (IBAs). In a region that is exceptionally rich in endemic birds, seabirds, waterbirds, and species already at risk of extinction, IBAs are an objective expression of which places in the Caribbean are the most important for these birds and why. By highlighting the significance of IBAs, the goal is to secure their long-term conservation - to ensure that these remnants of paradise are not lost.

"The layout of the book is extremely attractive - clear to follow, with excellent photographs, colour plates, and maps." - Peter G.H. Evans, IBIS - The Journal of the British Ornithologists' Union

"All in all, this book is a tour de force, and all involved ... are to be congratulated on a most impressive conservation resource." - Peter G.H. Evans, IBIS - The Journal of the British Ornithologists' Union

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